Commonwealth Numbered Regulations

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Revocation of accreditation--general

             (1)  The Authority may (subject to subsections (3) and (4)), by written notice given to the TUMRA holder for an accredited TUMRA, revoke the accreditation of the TUMRA if:

                     (a)  the TUMRA holder, on behalf of the Traditional Owner group covered by the TUMRA, consents to the revocation; or

                     (b)  the TUMRA holder, or the person who applied for accreditation of the TUMRA, has been convicted or found guilty of an offence against section 136.1 or 137.1 of the Criminal Code in relation to the application for accreditation of the TUMRA.

             (2)  The revocation commences:

                     (a)  on the day the Authority gives notice to the TUMRA holder under subsection (1); or

                     (b)  if a later day is specified in the notice--on that later day.

Requirements before revoking accreditation

             (3)  Before taking action to revoke the accreditation of the TUMRA on a ground mentioned in paragraph (1)(b), the Authority must:

                     (a)  notify the TUMRA holder in writing of the facts and circumstances that, in the opinion of the Authority, justify consideration being given to revoking the accreditation of the TUMRA; and

                     (b)  allow the TUMRA holder 10 business days after the Authority gives the notice to the holder to provide reasons to the Authority why the accreditation should not be revoked.

             (4)  In deciding whether to revoke the TUMRA's accreditation, the Authority must consider any reasons provided by the TUMRA holder in accordance with paragraph (3)(b).

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